In March, we posted Emily’s first-person story of her decision to undergo breast augmentation at our Idaho Falls practice. The 31-year-old mom and her husband have 8 boys ranging in age from under 2 to 10-years-old. Emily came to us wanting to restore the lost volume in her breasts. Here, she tells her whole story.
I am so thankful that I was able to breastfeed all 6 of my babies, 2 of whom are twins who nursed for 14 months. However, to say that I am deflated is an understatement! I am 5’3”, 105 pounds, and — before getting breast implants — I was completely flat chested. I honestly felt like I had the same body as my 10-year-old son. I wanted to feel like a woman again and be able to fill out clothing, swimsuits, and bras.
After thinking about ways to address my problem areas without surgery, I decided my best option was breast augmentation. I have always believed plastic surgery is fine if it helps you feel better about yourself and makes you feel like you can take on the world.
There’s no shame in wanting to better yourself.
I chose Dr. Freeman after doing a lot of research and picking the brains of friends who had already undergone some form of cosmetic breast surgery. I contacted a few other doctors, but once I met Dr. Freeman for a consultation I knew he was the perfect choice. He put me at ease, answered all of my questions, and thoroughly explained the procedure in a way I could understand. And his staff is very caring, knowledgeable, and professional.
The day of my surgery was one of the most exciting days of my life! I had wanted this surgery for so long, and to actually be there, knowing it was going to happen, was surreal. I was nervous. I knew recovery was going to be hard, especially with all of my little boys at home, but I knew I could get through it. Dr. Freeman, his nurse, and the nurses at the hospital made me feel very at ease and calm about everything.
They took me back into the surgical suite and before I knew it, I was out. The next thing I remember was waking up, looking at my husband and saying, “Am I done? Are they there?”
I was so nervous that something would go wrong and prevent me from having the implants, so to wake up and see them was like a miracle to me. I was so thrilled that the pain didn’t even matter because I finally had what I’ve always wanted.
My recovery went really well. The pain medication and the muscle relaxers kept me comfortable. I wouldn’t say it hurt; it felt more like being engorged (for those of you that have breastfed.) My breasts felt very tight and very high, but there wasn’t a whole lot of pain.
I did my stretches like Dr. Freeman suggested, but that was a little hard because of the soreness. It absolutely helps in the recovery process. The hardest part was not being able to pick up my baby for a couple of weeks, but I do have older boys who helped me out when my husband wasn’t home. My incisions are right underneath my breasts, which made it a little harder to wear a regular bra or sports bra, so I wore a tight tank top for comfort.
And the results? They are fabulous. Perfect. I wouldn’t change anything about them. The size is great. Dr. Freeman spent a lot of time going over implant size with me and making sure we picked a size that suited my body frame. I wanted them to look natural and I think they turned out absolutely perfect.
I think Dr. Freeman gets great results partly because of what happens at the consultation. It was amazing, I always felt so comfortable and knew he had my best interests at heart. He’s very specific in the things he goes over with you, so you know exactly what to expect. I couldn’t be happier. I have had some friends notice and ask where I got them done and I recommended Freeman Plastic Surgery hands down! I would never go anywhere else for any of my cosmetic needs. I am 1 million percent satisfied with my experience.
Dr. Freeman and his staff are one of a kind, so caring, very knowledgeable, and always happy to help where they can. I never struggled getting through to anyone if I had a question or to schedule appointments. They are readily available, and to top it off, their office is INCREDIBLE. I highly recommend them!